Unfortunately, there are many different types of discrimination that may occur in the workplace. Notably, one of them may be national origin discrimination. Follow along to find out what is considered national origin discrimination and how a proficient New York discrimination lawyer at the Bell Law Group can help you fight against such injustice.
What should I know about national origin discrimination in the workplace?
Put simply, national origin discrimination may occur in the workplace if an employer discriminates against an employee because of any of the following reasons:
- An employee’s ethnicity.
- An employee’s accent.
- An employee’s appearance of being of a certain national origin.
With that being said, such discrimination can be perceived with any of the following actions:
- An employer treats an employee with less courtesy or respect.
- An employer treats an employee as less capable of performing work-related tasks than their peers.
- An employer threatens or harasses an employee.
What should I do if I am a victim of national origin discrimination in the workplace?
If you believe that you are a victim of national origin discrimination in the workplace, then you should immediately document the facts around the incident. More specifically, this may include keeping a journal of the events and/or reporting the incidents to your manager or your Human Resources department.
And, if you believe that your employer is retaliating against you after you reported what you believed to be national origin discrimination, then you may have a lawsuit on your hands. More specifically, such retaliation can be perceived with any of the following actions.
- Your employer wrongfully terminated you after you asserted your rights.
- Your employer included you in layoffs after you asserted your rights.
- Your employer demoted you after you asserted your rights.
- Your employer harassed you after you asserted your rights.
- Your employer reduced your pay after you asserted your rights.
- Your employer assigned you to the least desirable duties after you asserted your rights.
How can a New York discrimination lawyer help with my claim?
If you experience national origin discrimination, and especially if you are retaliated against after reporting it, then you must retain the services of a talented New York employee rights lawyer. This is because legal action may be necessary.
Notably, our team knows the New York State laws and federal laws that protect you against such discrimination and that can be applied to your defense. In addition, our team knows the important deadlines that you must meet for filing your claim. New York’s statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of your incident, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you do not miss out on your opportunity to pursue legal action.
Ultimately, our goal will be to recover your damages, such as back pay, injunctions, and punitive damages. So, give our firm a call today.